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Tom Lapslie

Carl Marston’s Talking Points from yesterday’s 1-0 home win over Macclesfield Town

Colchester United’s Tom Lapslie would play every day of the week, if he could, which is why the last 10 days without competitive action has been so frustrating.

Colchester United correspondent, Carl Marston, awards his U’s Player Ratings (out of 10) following yesterday’s 1-1 home draw against Exeter City, when Sammie Szmodics’ superb 67th minute opener was matched by Jayden Stockley’s scrappy equaliser just two minutes later.

Colchester United face a real test of their automatic promotion credentials when they take on fellow top-six side Newport County in South Wales this afternoon, not least because they are weakened by injuries, suspension and unavailability.

Colchester United writer Carl Marston’s U’s Player Ratings after yesterday’s 1-0 defeat at Accrington Stanley in the FA Cup.

Colchester United correspondent Carl Marston awards his U’s Player Ratings (out of 10) following yesterday’s 1-0 home win over Swindon Town. Sammie Szmodics scored the winner in first-half stoppage time.

Colchester United inflicted a third defeat of the season on league leaders Lincoln City, to cement their position in the top seven, and confirm their billing as promotion candidates.

Colchester United correspondent, CARL MARSTON, awards his Player Ratings (out of 10) following yesterday’s fine 1-0 home win over Lincoln City.

Colchester United correspondent, Carl Marston, awards his U’s player ratings (out of 10) following yesterday’s 3-1 home win over Crawley Town.

Harry Pell has played a big part in Colchester United’s terrific start to the season, but the influential midfielder insists that his new club have done “absolutely nothing yet.”

Tom Lapslie is making good progress on his comeback from knee surgery.

Brandon Comley is set to go straight back into Colchester United’s starting line-up, after returning from an exhausting round trip to Montserrat at the beginning of this week.

Brandon Comley is only just getting over his jet-lag, following his marathon round trip to Montserrat and back, but he can’t wait to return to the Colchester United fold against East Anglian rivals Cambridge United this weekend.

Colchester United are showing all the hallmarks of a side who can be serious promotion contenders this season.

Two of Colchester United’s most experienced players are facing up to life on the sidelines for the next few weeks.

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Needham Market are set to give a debut to new recruit Tariq Issa, signed on loan from Colchester United this week, for tomorrow’s match away at Alvechurch.

Colchester United writer CARL MARSTON awards his U’s Player Ratings after yesterday’s 2-1 home defeat to Northampton Town.

Colchester United’s down-to-earth boss, John McGreal, insists that it is “just a start for us,” despite Tuesday night’s sensational 6-0 demolition of Crewe Alexandra.

Brennan Dickenson spearheaded a wonderful team performance from Colchester United, bagging a first-half brace in an emphatic 6-0 home win over Crewe tonight.

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Colchester United writer CARL MARSTON’s U’s Player Ratings from yesterday’s fine 2-0 home win over Port Vale.

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, has faith in young Dillon Barnes to fill the sizeable boots left by former No. 1 stalwart Sam Walker.

Colchester United can be warmly satisfied with their opening day showing at Notts County, on a sun-kissed Saturday afternoon at Meadow Lane, the home of the oldest surviving Football League club in the world.

Colchester United correspondent Carl Marston awards his marks out of 10 for the U’s starting XI following yesterday’s opening day 0-0 draw at Notts County.

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Colchester United have taken up the option of extending both Brennan Dickenson’s and Tom Lapslie’s contracts for another year.

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, is set to tinker with his side during the last couple of games of the season, and to that end he might blood one or two of his regulars from the under-23s.

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, is toying with the idea of reverting to his former favoured three-at-the-back system, for tomorrow’s visit to Sincil Bank.

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, believes that his side “still have one hell of a chance” of making the League Two play-offs, despite their current position four points off the pace.

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